Feedback About Baby Massage and Massage in Schools

Over the years we’ve received some great feedback about our Baby Massage training and Massage in Schools courses from teachers, parents, children and childcare professionals.

Here are a few of the wonderful comments we’ve received…

What People Are Saying About Baby Massage Training:

“An amazing four days! The trainer is an expert on positive feedback, never criticises but uses methods to inspire students”.

Family Support Worker, Wales

“The course exceeded my expectations. I feel thoroughly prepared to facilitate and lead infant massage classes and have been empowered and inspired to do so! A fantastic trainer!”

Complementary Practitioner, Edinburgh, Scotland

“I have been totally inspired by the infant massage course. I hope to continue in my journey, by empowering families to listen to their baby’s cues and enjoy the experience and feelings that the connection through this simple technique can have”.

London Outreach Worker

What People Are Saying About the Benefits of Baby Massage:

“A significantly greater proportion of mothers who attended baby massage classes showed a clinical reduction in their scores on the depression questionnaire.” (Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale)

Sir Richard Bowlby, University College London

“I personally feel that the IAIM infant massage classes should be offered as a routine part of the postnatal process – they should be available to every mum as standard.”

Linda Pollock, Midwife

What People Are Saying About the MISP Training:

“The course has been inspirational. It will mean that MISP will be sustainable in my school and will have a lasting impact upon the children educated there. Their lives will be changed forever in the most positive way possible.”

Heather Eley, Ruskin Infant School & Nursery Northants

“I want to show all my schools how effective and calming MISP is and how rewarding it is to the children.

Behaviour Support Assistant

“I would recommend that all parents and those individuals who work with children attend this course – brilliant!

Mother from Norfolk

“We at Gemstones have found the benefits of the Massage in Schools Programme to be a powerful tool within our service.  We have found it to be especially beneficial for children who have social, emotional and behavioural needs as it helps them to build positive, respectful relationships and understand more about themselves”.

Therapeutic Learning Consultant

What Children, Teachers and Parents Say About the MISP:

“Massage makes me feel happy.”

A Child

“I have never been late to school since we started to have massage in schools first thing”.

A Child

“Since starting massage I do not get bullied.”

A Child

“If you have a child leaving school with high self-esteem then the education system has achieved its greatest goal. The Massage In Schools Programme (MISP) helps with this objective.”

Roger Brown, Former OFSTED Inspector

“Children enjoy the positive comments made and it’s nice to see children co-operating and treating each other with care”.


“The children look forward to massage every day, the best part for me as a teacher is how they are then in a better mind set to learn.”

A Teacher

“The Massage in Schools Programme helped us meet several of the outcomes of the Every Child Matters agenda.”

Head Teacher

“He likes to give me a massage if I’m stressed, which is nice. He appears to be more relaxed with himself.”

A Parent

“As a family we massage each others back whilst we watch the telly.”

A Parent

“I learned how to massage my son as a baby and loved how we could re-connect each day. I was working part time and this was our moment each day to say hello and have special time together. As he became a toddler the opportunities were fewer and fewer. However when he started school, a stressful process for both of us, I learned how to do the Massage in Schools Routine. Now we have 15 minutes each night where we both give and receive a massage to each other and it is wonderful. At four he tells me what he has been doing at school – when I touch his back he opens up and tells me everything. It is also our time for giggles and we finish with a hug!”

Sarah, mother of a 4 year-old boy.

If you’d like to discover how to bring the benefits of baby massage or the MISP into your personal or professional life, contact us today for a friendly, informal chat with our lead Trainer Kate.